A hop, skip, and a two hour jump from L.A. lies an entirely different mystical world, which may as well be light years away. Cool, calm and collected (the city center is only about a mile-long), the Ojai experience is all about relaxation. Stay at a world-renowned spa (you don't really need to leave), take a hike on a vast array of hiking terrains, and most definitely hit Bart's Books, the largest outdoor vintage store of its kind — there's an entire room solely devoted to art and fashion tomes, and the libros that line the outer walls are a mere 50 cents.
Stay: Ojai Valley Inn And Spa, 905 Country Club Road (at Country Club Drive); 805-646-2420.
Sip: Movino Bar & Gallery, 308 E Ojai Avenue (near North Signal Street); 805-646-1555.
Eat: Bodee's Restaurant, 3304 Maricopa Highway (near Cozy Ojai Road); 805-646-5300.
See: Bart’s Books, 302 W Matlija Street (between Rincon and Canada streets); 805- 646-3755.
(Clockwise from bottom left): Chloe Taupe Suede Ankle Boots, $795, available at Ssense; Dannijo Ring, $108, available at Yoox; H&M Leather Bag, $112, available at H&M; Meghan Tribe Necklace, $150, available at Meghan; Calypso St. Barth Sammy Sheer Beach Caftan, $435, available at Calypso St. Barth; Only Hearts Second Skins Slip, $58, available at Shopbop.
Photo: Ojaivisitors.com, Photography by Elise DePuydt